Thursday, 24 March 2016

State socialism encapsulated

I am grateful to Lord Norton for leading me to this quotation from the late André Benard at the formal opening of the Channel Tunnel:

“The French have always been fascinated by theories from the Eastern Bloc; we are the last bastion of Marxist theory, where the citizens serve the state and the state serves itself. The tunnel acts as a liberalising counterbalance.”

Things have changed in France, but I wonder whether Corbyn and McDonnell harbour those aspirations.

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